New Cal Grant bill would expand eligibility, bringing major changes to state financial aid program

Hundreds of thousands of additional California students, particularly older students, could become eligible for financial aid through a proposed overhaul to the state’s grant program. Two Democratic California assembly members — Jose Medina of Riverside County and Kevin McCarty of Sacramento — recently introduced a bill intended to simplify the Cal Grant program and expand … Read more

Academic Minute | The Study Abroad Video Contest

Are student travel videos giving the wrong impression? In today’s Academic Minute, part of University of Redlands Week, Kelly Hankin discusses a new trend in the study abroad industry. Hankin is a professor of film studies at Redlands. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Source

Tenn. College Athletes Have Right to Kneel

Three campus free speech advocacy organizations issued two joint letters Wednesday in defense of athletes at Tennessee colleges who decide to kneel during the national anthem before sports games. The letters, addressed to Brian Noland, president of East Tennessee State University, and Randy Boyd, president of the University of Tennessee system, are a response to … Read more

Students With ADHD Need More Academic, Mental Health Support

Students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to drop out of college, receive lower grades and have other challenges that could lead to negative academic outcomes, according to an article published this month in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The article analyzed the academic performance of about 200 students with ADHD … Read more

Higher education fears impact of coup in Myanmar

Tensions continue to rise on Myanmar campuses, where the military has used violence to push back against students and academics protesting against a coup earlier this month. “The past two weeks have been distressing, especially given recent signs of positive growth within the country’s higher education community,” Daniel Munier, senior advocacy officer at Scholars at … Read more

TIAA Appoints Bank Executive as New CEO

TIAA, a provider of retirement solutions for many academics, on Thursday announced the hiring of Thasunda Brown Duckett as president and CEO. Brown, who will succeed Roger Ferguson Jr. as TIAA’s top official, is CEO of Chase Consumer Banking, part of JPMorgan Chase. In addition to overseeing a banking network with $600 billion in deposits and … Read more

Biden Announces More Education Department Appointees

The Education Department on Thursday announced a number of additional appointments of aides who will play prominent roles in shaping the nation’s higher education policies. Jordan Matsudaira, an associate professor of economics and education policy at Columbia University, was named deputy under secretary. Matsudaira served as chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisers in … Read more

Academic Minute: Study Abroad Video Contest

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Redlands Week: Kelly Hankin, professor of film studies, discusses a new trend in the study abroad industry. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this diversity newsletter?:  Hide by line?:  Disable left side advertisement?:  Is this Career Advice newsletter?:  Trending:  Live Updates:  liveupdates0 Source